Dauphin County family hopes research project will help son

ABC27-TV in Harrisburg, PA, USA carried this story on the Albert family (text), MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, and Project 401 on 10 February 2012. Video can be found here. Here are a few quotes from the story by Kendra Nichols:

The Alberts’ have hope a new research project will uncover a cure for MECP2.  Dr. Huda Zoghbi, from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas,  is starting an experiment aimed at reversing the syndrome. The research project will cost $236,000 over three years.

“I would love to be able to hear Braeden say mommy,” cried Pam.  “I have so many dreams for him, and I’m just hopeful that this research project will bring about a cure and that all these dreams will come true.”

MECP2 Duplication parents have started a fundraiser called the 401 Project. Their hope is each of the 200 families affected by this disease will raise $401.00 dollars. They hope to raise $80,000 by April 1, 2012 to get the research project started.


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